Amanda Kochirka

Working in her family business from an early age instilled in Amanda a passion for helping businesses grow and thrive. Throughout her career, she has worked with businesses in the region to help them identify what success looks like, create a plan of action, and achieve their goals while confidently overcoming challenges. Amanda's variety of experience in business startup consulting, marketing, market research, organizational development, and strategic planning has afforded her a broad perspective on how to guide businesses in finding paths to their goals as well as an understanding of the importance of making data-driven decisions. Amanda is also an experienced presenter and speaker, having created and delivered training on a range of topics including business planning, market research, leadership development, effective communication, social media marketing, fundraising and brand development.


Market Research
Organizational Development
Strategic Planning
Training and Delivery


Economic Development
Event and Conference Coordination
Higher Education



Master of Public Administration
Organizational Leadership Concentration
Gannon University, Erie, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts
Minor, Advertising Communications
Gannon University, Erie, PA



Foundation for Erie's Public Schools, Board of Directors
ATHENA Erie, Marketing Committee Chair
Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, Advisory Board
Public Relations Society of America of America (PRSA) Northwestern PA Chapter, Board of Directors and Past President
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Board of Directors
Young Erie Professionals
Erie Ambassadors
Erie Women's Fund
CelebrateErie and City of Erie CAFÉ Board

Amanda Kochirka
Mobile: 814.315.3211

"On both a professional and personal level, my Decision Associates Peer Group was a life-changing experience. I forged relationships with other group members that continue today. With Don Moore's insight and guidance, we shared challenges, learned from each other, held each other accountable, and returned to our respective organizations as better leaders. It may have been the single most important process in helping me become a better leader."

~ John Weber, President
Smith Provision Co., Inc.

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